the cultivation of animals, plants, fungi, and other life forms for food, fiber, biofuel, medicinals and other products

Africa - contributes around 10% of formal employment, as well as providing work for casual labourers and contributing around 2.6 percent of GDP

Asia- 60% of the population living in rural areas and agriculture accounting for over 45% of total number of employed and nearly 25% of GDP on average

Europe- represents 10% of the European Union total GDP, and it plays an essential role in the European culture and environmental protection

America- major industry in the United States. 2.2 million farms, covering an area of 922 million acres (3,730,000 km2)

Australia - earn $155 billion-a-year for a 12% share of GDP. Australian farmers and graziers own 135,997 farms, covering 61% of Australia’s landmass.